New oil on 24 Carat Gold and Palladium Painting

Oil on 24 carat gold and palladium leaf – poplar panel.

Here are my final tweaks on this pre-study:

– Golden eggs lay secure in the kingfisher nest

– Russet, yellow, orange and green leaves are carried on an Autumnal breeze behind Alice

– And finally I have softened the background branches on the left background so they are barely emerging from the enveloping mist.

I am now ready to begin my large full size exhibition painting using this pre-study as inspiration. I love to create a prestudy which enables me to refine my ideas and methods before investing in a large gold leaf and palladium study. It is a wise thing to do! This also means I have a lovely smaller painting – but often different from the final and much larger exhibition piece. There will be a number of changes made to the composition of the exhibition piece. Watch this space!

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